Chicago Cubs (42-34) at Los Angeles Dodgers (42-35)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 26, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -145 / Chicago Cubs +135 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Chicago Cubs could use a victory here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Cubs have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago Cubs have lost seven straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 74 hits and 36 RBI while Javier Baez and Albert Almora Jr. have combined for 142 hits and 73 RBI. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he is 9-2 with a 2.10 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Lester is 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 straight games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 75 hits and 47 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 136 hits and 68 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Lesters last 4 road starts and 47-21 in Lesters last 68 starts. The Dodgers are 42-20 in their last 62 Tuesday games, 4-0 in Striplings last 4 home starts and 6-1 in Striplings last 7 starts. The Cubs are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles, 3-8 in the last 11 meetings and 1-4 in Lesters last 5 road starts vs. Dodgers.
The Chicago Cubs had their chances to win last night but couldn't get a hit with runners in soring position to save their lives. Anyway, we're getting plus money with the Cubs and Lester, a pitcher who has allowed a combined two runs in his last 27 innings of work. Yes, two runs allowed in his last 27 innings. On the road this season, Lester has an ERA of 2.89 with an allowed batting average of .216. Stripling has been great as well this season and the Dodgers are one of the hotter teams in baseball at the moment, but Lester and the plus money seems where the value is in this game.